Manitoba glass artist Heather Dawson finds a unique way to complete an art installation, amid pandemic restrictions.
The Frasier Retirement Community in Boulder, Colorado was looking for a way to recognize donors that highlighted the ways their contributions supported the community. Turning that recognition into a work of art in itself, bringing beauty to the daily lives of all who live and work there was the perfect fit.
Karla Rikansrud, VP for Philanthropy & Social Responsibility at Frasier Retirement Community, reached out looking for glass leaves similar to a design she spotted on Heather’s website. She would be retiring in March of 2021, and was looking for a special way to commemorate their donors before her retirement. The 200 aspen leaves, intended to match the shape of their logo, needed to be smaller than the one from the commercial mold, which would require a different – and custom – ceramic mold.
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